I don’t know about you but when I hear in the news people talk about the reasons ‘the poor’ eat Mcds and Drink Coke and have sweets is purely due to “healthy” food is unaffordable, I go on a rant and think it’s mental!
In New Zealand the discussions around a ‘Sugar Tax’ is trending because it is the only thing the government seems to know how to do. “We don’t want you to cost us money on the health system; so you now get taxed to make it more unaffordable for all”
I won’t go into the reasons the government think this is a good idea or how they are just revenue gathering to keep their jobs.
I want to talk about how when I have no money, what do I eat? Well I don’t eat Mcds as it’s too expensive. I eat eat a lot of starch and cram in some micro nutrient packed food that is cheap. Anyway, I did a quick vlog (my first, so be nice) to show how each person could eat for $4.76 a day. This is around $100NZD (New Zealand Average is $300+) for a week’s food for a family of 4 and is a good example of how you could meet the minimum dietary requirements while keeping the costs down and not just buying pot noodles.
A Day of Min Food (2050 Calories)
- 1 Cup of White Rice
- 1 Cup of Broccoli
- 1tbs Soy Sauce
- 1tbs of Oil
- 2tbs of Peanut Butter
- 4 Slices of Bread
- 1 Cup of Milk
- 1 Cup of Orange Juice
- 1tbs Brown Sugar
- 1 Cup Rolled Oats
- 1 Apple
- 1/3 Cup Kidney Beans
At the end of the day you have a better then normal diet and you know you are giving your children the correct balanced nutrients. Mikes Law is if your on a budget to focus on starch, legumes, full fat whole products and then add as many fruit and veggies as you can!
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